Tips for Removing Coffee & Tea Stains

Ask any business owner and they will tell you that their carpet is a virtual magnet for stains. And with most offices running on coffee and tea, your carpet doubtlessly has more than a few coffee and tea stains. Clean-Slate Janitorial Services, the best carpet cleaner in the Greater Toronto Area, tells its clients that there are ways they can reduce the appearance of coffee and stains until our next visit.

When someone spills a cup of coffee or tea, the most important thing is to remove the stain before it has a chance to set in. The first step is to blot as much as you can with a clean cloth. The best carpet cleaner to use next is, believe it or not, water! However, we recommend just adding a little water; too much will make the stain worse since it won’t get a chance to dry properly.

Continue to blot the stain and introduce a stain remover. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label since, again, failing to do so may end up making the stain worse. This should help to reduce the appearance of the stain, if not remove it completely; however, as the top carpet cleaner in the GTA, we still recommend giving your carpets a professional cleaning regularly.

We do recognize that regular cleanings may not be feasible, but there are other tips we can give to maintain your carpet’s appearance between cleanings and stop coffee and tea stains before they have a chance to set in. For one, the best carpet cleaner is right in your own kitchen; use white vinegar diluted 1:1 with water on the stain and let it sit for a few minutes, then sponge up the water and gently blot the stain.

Another option is to try mixing one tablespoon of liquid hand-washing detergent with the vinegar and warm water and apply it with a cloth. You should know that even if you use the best carpet cleaner, the appearance of your carpet will still effect how easily you can remove the stain.

With white carpets, we recommend using vinegar and detergent, while for beige carpets, the best cleaner should be a mild one to avoid causing damage to your carpet. It should also be noted that these solutions only reduce the look of stains. If you want the best results, we recommend regular professional cleaning of your carpet.

Clean-Slate Janitorial Services is the best carpet cleaner in the GTA, providing thorough carpet cleaning that removes all stains, be they from coffee or tea, from your office’s carpets, leaving them looking as good as new.

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Sam Panousis

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Started my cleaning career in 1995. After spending years as a general cleaner I began to learn other cleaning skills such as window cleaning, carpet cleaning and floor (stripping and waxing) cleaning. In 2003 managed and supervised for a large janitorial company. With all the years of experience behind me I decided to start my own janitorial company in 2008 and that was when Clean-Slate Janitorial was created. Add me to your G+ Profile

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